How many times have you opened a video and before you could watch any of it, there comes an ad. It is extremely annoying. But the more annoying thing is when you are midway through your video and an ad plays. You were just so invested in the scene, and the ad destroys the mood. But when it can be dangerous is when the ads are inappropriate. For, there are children watching cartoons on the app and such inappropriate ads can very much be disgusting. So today, let’s talk about how to report ads on YouTube. 

What is YouTube?

Let us first get a clear idea of what YouTube is.

YouTube as a company was started as a home video sharing application, where the founders of YouTube, namely Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim uploaded their videos

They were colleagues from the company of PayPal and wanted to share their home videos since they found that to be entertaining.

how to report ads on YouTube

The company was registered on the 14th of February of 2005.

Shortly after the uploading of the first few videos on the platform, in May of 2005, it was recorded to attract more than 30,000 visitors per day.

By the time, the public version of YouTube was launched, there were already more than two million views on the available videos, recorded till December of 2005. 

Needless to say, the application crafted with the modest intention of sharing unprofessionally made videos had attracted tremendous attention.

Across the world and the company was forced to improve their facilities and their broadband services. 

There were more than 25 million videos on the platform, by 2006 and the founders were by now, running into troubles regarding copywritten content. 

They then began the quest for selling their company. Google bought YouTube, for the price of 1.65 billion in stocks, in November of 2006. 

how to report ads on YouTube

Within a year of launching an application, YouTube reached the pinnacle of success and has never looked back, since.

Google took care of the lawsuits made for the copy written content and negotiated with some companies to allow their copy-written content to be used on the platform. 

It is one of the most astonishing records in business ventures by people who left a very successful company, to create history.

How to report ads on YouTube?

Today, the platform has over 800 million content creators on the platform and millions and billions of more watchers. 

There are stricter regulations on the platform and they are maintained strictly. The platform has now created paid and unpaid versions with allow certain content creators to partner with YouTube and create exclusive content.

This once humble start-up now employs an unthinkable number of people and today, many kids grow up, idolizing the profession. Many creators have made their presence knows with the help of this platform.

This platform has been the reason for many artists exploring their inner desire to create art instead of working at a 9-5 job.

But enough about YouTube itself, let’s talk about clearing the clouds on how to report ads on YouTube

If you find inappropriate ads being shown to you constantly, the probability is that your account has been used to view related items or shows.

That is how Google collects data about an account and shows them targeted ads.

Report Ads on YouTube

But if you see inappropriate ads pop up on your screen now and again, then it might be that Google is urging you to gather information on your likes and dislikes based on whether you react positively with the ad or negatively.

Here is what you have to do, to report negatively to the ad and report it

  • When the ad is playing, you will find an info button on the top right corner of the screen
  • Click on the button. It should resemble a lower case i with a circle around it.
  • There will appear an option on the screen to report the ad.
  • Click on the option
  • Fill out the form that comes on the screen.
  • The ad will be reported.

Once you have gone through he process you should be able to avoid any related advertisement.

To appeal to more and more companies for them to approach you with their advertisements, you need to increase engagement.